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Best Beds for Yorkies and a Buyer’s Guide

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There are so many reasons why your Yorkie needs a good bed. At the top of the list is to keep them warm, teach them independence, and protect your seats.

As your Yorkie grows older, they may develop muscle problems, which can be managed or prevented by a comfortable bed.

This blog post will recommend the best beds for Yorkies for comfort and health.

Best Yorkie Beds

Here are our favorite picks; we’ve included the features, cons, and pros to help you choose the best option for your Yorkie.

Let’s dive in.

1. Calming Donut Dog Cuddler Bed



These beds are all 4 of my dogs’ all-time favorite dog bed. At the time I bought the first one, we had multiple beds around the house but the dogs always fight over this bed. As soon as one would get out, another would jump in. Sometimes 2 or 3 will all be in the same bed.

Yorkie looking up in pink dog bed

So now I have multiples of these dog beds in my office, family room, and bedroom.

I think the reason why they love it so much is that it is so soft and comfortable and it gives them a feeling of security. The softness of it is great for joints.

My friends think I’m kidding when I say if they had a human-size bed, I’d get it, but I’d seriously get one. It’s soft, comfortable, and a perfect addition to any home decor.

My tip: If you have more than one dog, get a bigger size because dogs love to cuddle together in donut beds.

What we like

  • It’s a favorite with dogs
  • Great for joints
  • You can throw it in the washer and dryer
  • Comes in different sizes and colors
  • It’s soft and cuddly, with sufficient neck support
  • It’s easy to clean
  • It’s very portable

What we don’t like

  • Can’t think of anything we don’t like about this bed

2. Joyelf Memory Foam Dog Bed


The Joyelf Memory Foam Dog Bed is excellent for seniors and Yorkies with joint pains.

This high-quality memory foam orthopedic dog bed promotes healthy bone and muscle development. They also protect dogs from developing joint and hip problems while sleeping. This is especially crucial for senior Yorkies with arthritis, joint, and bone complications.

Another great feature of the Joyelf Memory Foam Bed is the flame-retardant material. The fireproof feature delays burning in case of an accident as they go out in less than ten seconds of being pulled out of a fire.

In addition, the bed’s bolster is big, fluffy, and comfy. This is the equivalent of your dog’s bed armchair. It helps support your Yorkie’s neck, relieves neck pains, and significantly reduces fatigue during sleep.

Lastly, the bed has a removable, washable cover, so you don’t have to wash the entire bed.

What we like 

  • It offers relief from joint pain
  • It’s waterproof and has a non-slip backing
  • It has a removable, washable cover
  • It comes with a gift (a bone-shaped squeaky toy)

What we don’t like

  • The waterproof plastic cover isn’t very effective
  • Available in one color only

3. Best Friends by Sheri Cuddle Cup



Yorkies love to cuddle in a small curve ball while sleeping, making this bed an excellent choice for your pup. It has high walls supporting them and avoids any straining throughout their sleep and naps, preventing muscle strain. 

Another great feature of the Best Friends by Sheri Cuddle Cup is the fabric. It’s made of micro-plush material, a nylon bottom, and self-warming faux fur. The fabric is pet-friendly, and it also boosts the comfort level.

We also love that the bed is machine washable, making it easy to clean up after a mess. This is a bonus because your puppy won’t have to go for days without their beds.

The Best Friends by Sheri is very confident with their products, and they have a money-back guarantee if your Yorkie doesn’t like their cuddle cup.

What we like

  • It’s available in different sizes
  • It’s super soft inside
  • It’s available in six colors

What we didn’t like

  • It’s only a good choice for dogs who love to curl up during their sleep

4. Amazon Basics Round Bolster Pet Bed


Amazon Basics Round Bolster Pet Bed should definitely be on your consideration list if your pet loves the raised walls bed. 

For starters, the outer part of the bed has a polyester canvas layer, so you can be sure that you won’t be replacing it for a few years. The inner part is made of plush flannel for extra softness and comfort.

Another great feature worth mentioning is that the lower part of the bed is a pillow. Therefore, if you want to add a pet warmer or electric heater for your Yorkie during cold months, you can just place it below the cushion.

It’s important to note that this bed doesn’t have non-slip technology, so you’ll have to find creative ways to keep it steady on wooden floors.

What we like

  • It’s extra soft and comfy
  • It supports your Yorkie’s neck
  • It has space for a pet warmer

What we didn’t like

  • Some pet parents struggle to get the proper washing settings 
  • It’s available in one color

5. Friends Forever Orthopedic Dog Bed 


This is among the highly-priced Yorkie bed on this list, but that’s for a reason. And YES – it’s still from Friends Forever. Not that I got any shares in the company, they just have really quality stuff. 

As the name suggests, the bed is orthopedic, so it’s tailored to offer sufficient, joints, head, and bone support. The bed is designed with extra care, and the cushion and plush-poly-filled bolsters are in a good place.

When it comes to comfort, the Friends Forever Orthopedic Dog Bed is made with human-grade mattress foam. This provides your maximum pup comfort and allows them to settle in fast, even in their golden years.

The bed is also made of long-lasting material so you won’t need to spend on another one every now and then. For maintenance, the bed has a removable cover that’s machine washable, so you don’t have to wash the entire bed.

What we like

  • It’s orthopedic – suitable for Yorkies with joint pains
  • It has an effective waterproof liner
  • It’s durable
  • It provides maximum comfort for your pup
  • Comes in 4 colors and 4 sizes

What we didn’t like

  • You might have to replace the zipper at some point

How to Choose a Bed for Your Yorkie (Buyer’s Guide)

Now that we’ve shared our favorite picks, this session will teach you how to shop for your Yorkie in case you didn’t get something you like from our recommendations.

Here are the factors to consider.

The Health Status of Your Pet

Senior dogs are prone to health factors such as joint and bone pains from jumping and overstretching over the years.

Your Yorkie may also be suffering from elbow or hip dysplasia. If this is the case with your Yorkie, it’s important to provide them with an orthopedic bed to support all their joints.

Water Resistant and Easy to Clean

Dogs, especially puppies, make messes. It might be spills, dust mites, or an occasional pee or poo accident when they’re still in training.

It’s therefore, essential to choose a bed with a fabric that’s easy to clean. This means something machine washable that’s easy to dry.

I also prioritize beds with a removable, water-resistant cover, so I don’t have to wash the entire bed if it’s just a small mess.

Size and Shape

There are a lot of styles and types of dog beds, and there is really no good or bad shape. It all comes down to your Yorkie’s sleeping arrangement and your puppy’s preference.

If your pup likes to curl into a small ball, I recommend getting them a cuddle cup. Similarly, a donut bed would be more appropriate if your puppy just wants to lie down and spread themselves out when sleeping.

When it comes to the size of the bed, anything measuring 22 inches × 16 inches × 4 is enough for your Yorkie.


Our dogs love to hang out with us, especially in the living room, so you may prefer having their beds match your home décor. Luckily, many companies make beds in different colors and prints, so getting something that fits your style is easy.


The last thing you want is to buy your Yorkie a bed every few weeks. Yorkie puppies are very active and will probably be scratching or digging in the bed.

Prepare for this by buying a bed with sturdy base material that won’t stain or rip. Good examples of these fabrics are nylon, microfiber, and canvas.

Final Thoughts

A good Yorkie bed does more than giving your puppy comfort during their naps. It supports their joint and bone health to prevent issues like hip dysplasia in their golden years.

If your Yorkie is in their senior years and is already living with arthritis, neck pains, and other illnesses, an orthopedic bed can help keep your dog comfortable.

I hope this guide has helped you in your decision to buy the right bed for your dog.

Cathy signature with Yorkie drawing
Blond woman holding a Yorkie and Chorkie sitting outside

Cathy Bendzunas

Dog Blogger, Former Dog Groomer

I have adored Yorkies for well over 50 years. As a young adult, I began to show and breed them. Now, I just write about them and have several in my little pack of small dogs.

I have had dogs all my life and have trained as a dog groomer. I also have been a kennel worker, worked in a pet hotel through PetSmart, and still am a pet sitter.

Check out my bio for more information about me.